Features Region ACT And Southern NSW (21) Gold Coast (21) Hunter NSW (21) National Office (21) New South Wales (21) Northern Territory (21) North Queensland (21) Queensland (21) South Australia (21) Tasmania (21) Victoria (21) Western Australia (21) Donotshow (10) Date Range Past 3 Months (2) Past 1 Year (12) Past 2 Or More Years (21) Hot essentials What influences today’s trends? For some it will always be about visual appeal, beauty in design but for others there is a need for something more; how something synthesises into your life, or even the world around us. Bushfire protection Building in bushfire prone areas comes with additional considerations. HOUSING talks to a HIA member who has achieved Passive House certification to BAL-FZ, plus looks at several products that will help you to meet BAL standards on your next project. Priceless peace of mind Don’t settle for less than the best when it comes to choosing suppliers. Sold on kerb appeal If you wish to make the most of your home’s street appeal there are key external areas of the home and front yard that, along with clever planning and design, will get you the best results. Common ground From material type to pattern lay, there are plenty of options as well as technical considerations when it comes to choosing beautiful and long-lasting flooring finishes for a home. Know your timber Timber is the ultimate renewable resource but do you know where your supplies come from? HOUSING looks at the certifications that guarantee sustainably-sourced wood products from forest to retail. Creative concealment Integration is reshaping the modern kitchen layout and manufacturers are offering more variety to help designers and homeowners achieve its intended understated look. Botanical bathrooms While the semi-outdoor bathroom has its roots in high-end accommodation and boutique resorts, the opulent model is branching out into the home.